Categories Missing!

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    Hello. After I added new categories to my blog ( many former categories simply disappeared. Now when I try to add them, when I save the menus they allways disappeare. Is there a limit to the number of categories. What could be the problem?

    Thank You,

    The blog I need help with is



    I’m not aware of a limit but only Staff can provide a definitive answer so I have tagged this thread for a response. Please subscribe to the thread so your are notified when that happens.


    Thank you…


    Are there any news about my problem?



    Hi Gabriel, sorry for the delayed response. I see 149 categories listed under your Posts > Categories. Could you please walk me through the steps that you take to add categories, so that I can try to replicate on my side? It sounds like you are actually having trouble adding category links to your custom navigation menu — is this correct? How many are you trying to add at a time, and does your problem persist if you try using a different browser?

    You may also want to check out our support article about Categories vs. Tags.

    An alternative way to show your readers posts on different topics would be using a Categories Cloud Widget or a Tag Cloud Widget.


    Hello. Thank you for your response. Whenever I try to add a new category to the left menu using the regular tools from the wordpress panel, it doesn’t show on the blog. It seems that I reached some kind of limit in the number of categories allowed, which is a serious problem to me, as I need to organize all the data from my blog in order to allow a proper visualization to the reader. I tried using a different browser and the problem was the same. I really need to overcome this problem soon.

    The exact steps: panel – view (?) – menus – add category to the menu – save menu. After this the category disappears from the list.

    Thank you.



    I need a wordpress template with slide show and menu but the menu should be below the slider
    thank you for your help


    I need a wordpress template with slide show and menu but the menu should be below the slider
    thank you for your help




    Hi @aissisit: I replied to your question on the other thread, let’s keep further discussion there.



    Gabriel, there was a temporary issue with the custom menus. It has since been resolved. Could you please try again and let me know if you are still running into problems?


    Dear Jenia,

    When I try to add a new category tyhis message shows up:


    Something has gone wrong with our servers. It’s probably Matt’s fault.

    We’ve just been notified of the problem.

    Hopefully this should be fixed ASAP, so kindly reload in a minute and things should be back to normal.”

    I hope everything gets fixed soon. In the meantime, is there a way to backup my entire blog contents?

    Thank you.



    Go to your dashboard Tools page, and Export is there.



    Hi Gabriel, I went to your blog (Posts > Categories) and was able to add (and then remove) test categories with no issues. I used the Firefox 17.0.1 and Chrome 23.0.1271.101 for testing.

    If you are still able to reproduce the same issue, could you please try clearing cache and cookies?

    If after that the issue persists, could you please let me know the browsers and versions you’ve tried, and what is the name of the category you are trying to add?

    I’m sorry the issue persists. If you want to export your blog, we have the steps detailed here: Export.

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